Thursday, December 5, 2019



For the first time in my life I fear that evil will be rewarded and truth will not be revealed. “It is time to rethink America.” I found these words written in a book by Carol Anderson, a professor at Emory University, entitled WHITE RAGE. America has by far, the most homicides, burglaries, incarcerations, mass shootings, hate crimes, and other lawless activities, than any other nation on the planet. Therefore, serious consideration should be given to rethinking America. Is this the kind of America that we want for ourselves, and more importantly, is this the kind of America we want to leave for our children and grandchildren?

America has developed a culture that has set an example for the youth. It matters not how many lies you tell, how much you cheat, how many adulteries you commit, or how many people you harm, just as long as you get to the top. This is just as wrong as wrong can be, and if not corrected will develop serious consequences for America’s future.

From the time the white man first set foot on Plymouth Rock, it was destined to be a White Man’s Democracy. Only white men could vote.  It was determined from the beginning that women would be subservient to men, and their place, as far as government was concerned, was in the kitchen. The white man set out to destroy the Red Man in any way possible, including the murdering of women and children. The largest genocide in history happened on North American soil; a fact deleted from the White Man’s history books!

In this White Man’s Democracy, white men could own humans as slaves, and impose horrendous atrocities. White men could rape African American women, murder, hang, and castrate African American Men, and burn African American homes to the ground, for no other reason than the color of their skin. The Confederacy was the purist example of the White Man’s Democracy.

America is a growing, experiment of a Representative Democracy. This democracy has faced several severe challenges, but none greater than the Civil War. However, progress had been made. Americans were slowly adapting to the, “Melting Pot Theory.” Slowly but surely, many Americans were beginning to see the value in “Social Diversity.”

But then in fear of losing this White Man’s Democracy, rising to ranks of popularity, came one of the most corrupt individuals in US history. He was able to fool enough voters to be elected the head of the Executive Branch of American government. In a matter of a few hours, all the progress that had been accomplished vanished.  Millions of Americans lost their moral compass, and America developed some of the dirtiest elected officials in history. When American men and women place their allegiance to a man, rather than the US Constitution, the United States is in deep trouble.  
The framers of the US Constitution designed a government that can be controlled by the PEOPLE. If the PEOPLE are willing to allow  gerrymandering ----- if the PEOPLE are willing to allow voter suppression ---- if the PEOPLE choose to stay home on election day,---- then the PEOPLE will have destroyed the best form of government known to mankind.      

Even though Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Nevertheless, in this White Man’s Democracy, those were in words only, but never practiced in deeds. Even today, it is difficult to say that in America all men are created equal, but it is easy to say, all white men are created equal.  

America became the envy of the world by adhering to the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, with the words ringing out, “seeking to be free.” The only path forward for America is the path of inclusive humane involvement of all citizens. We cannot claim to be a true democracy and prevent millions from having a voice in government.

I, for one, think that it is not too late. The light at the end of the tunnel burned brighter as the result of the 2018 mid-turn elections. It is one of the most remarkable examples of self-government that this newly elected House of Representatives has accomplished. According to Google, they have passed over 200 bills that are a variety of constructive legislation that are beneficial to the needs of the people. The horror of this story is that all those bills are piled on the desk of the Senate Majority leader. This is the biggest slap in the face for any democracy that one man, Moscow Mitch, has the power to stop any bill that he does not favor, from coming before the Senate.    

AMERICAN CITIZENS, it has been said before, but it needs to be said over and over again. The election of 2020 is the most important election of our lifetime.  American democracy is at stake. The shift in attitude from a government of the people, to one of totalitarianism is one of the greatest mysteries to confront any nation.  I will say again; those who support Donald Trump are making one of the biggest mistakes ever made in American history.